These Risqué Back-Cutout Jeans Are Officially Celeb Approved


(Image credit: @mindykaling)

We'll cut straight to the chase: No, Mindy, you are definitely not too old for this outfit. 

The multi-hyphenate talent, mother of two, and unabashed fashion lover posted these stunning outfit photos on her Instagram account with the caption, "I'm too old for this outfit slash I am hoping you tell me I'm not?!?!," and the comments are flooded with kudos from friends, fans, and fashion industry folks alike. 

Fellow screenwriter Kelly Oxford astutely pointed out, "'Am I too old..?' needs to be removed from [the] lexicon… I love this on you," which we wholeheartedly agree with. 

Kaling is just one of many stars spotted sporting the daring but delightful new denim trend: cutouts. While her head-to-toe Area ensemble is obviously outfit goals, we'd be remiss not to point out that cutouts are, well, coming to an area near you. 

Keep scrolling to be wowed by Kaling's latest look and then shop the cutout trend for yourself. If you wear the style with confidence, then compliments will soon follow. 


(Image credit: @mindykaling)

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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.